Keeping Donald Trump In Line
Looks to me like the Democratic Party and the DNC has just one hope to make sure Donald Trump is just a one-term president. If he goes after breaking up Social Security and Medicare, the Senate is going to have to keep and use the filibuster.
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, which is how a president should be elected. They gained members in the Senate and in the House. So, overall, their message is being heard by the majority of voters. It definitely is time for a woman to be president and in saying that there is only one candidate that’s looking like she can handle the job and that is Senator Elizabeth Warren.
She’s the senator that pretty well single-handedly pushed through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau bringing the greedy payday lenders under control. Now, after saying that, there is still plenty of corruption in the growing, big, unregulated investment banks. This was very obvious when Wells Fargo got caught and fined for selling products to their customers which they had not requested but were expected to pay for.
What took place was a hearing in front of the Senate Banking Committee, when Senator Elizabeth Warren went after Wells Fargo CEO, John Strumpf and she got support from even some Republicans to get him to resign and pay one of the largest fines ever, $185 million. Wells Fargo now has ads on TV saying that will never happen again.
Well, we’ll see what first-term president Donald Trump will do. Let’s hope he does protect Social Security, Medicare and the commercial banking industry that the Democrats don’t have to use the filibuster to keep him in line. I have Republican friends that say Republicans better not privatize Social Security, which Republican Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan is threatening to do.
Republicans don’t like Obamacare but before they throw it out, they better see if they can fix it because it does have some benefits, unless they have a program of their own that is better for all the people living in this country but, up to now, I haven’t heard it.
Democratic Senate Minority leader, Harry Reid, is retiring and if Democrats are smart, they would give the job to Senator Elizabeth Warren.
(SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS HAD A GREAT INTERVIEW WITH JOHN DICKERSON ON CBS’S FACE THE NATION. SEN SANDERS HAS A NEW BOOK COMING OUT TITLED “OUR REVOLUTION.” HILLARY CLINTON SHOULD HAVE PICKED HIM FOR VICE PRESIDENT OR ANNOUNCED PLANS TO GIVE HIM A CABINET POSITION BEFORE THE ELECTION BECAUSE IT SURE DID WITH PRES RONALD REAGAN WHEN HE PICKED GEORGE H.W. BUSH AND WHEN PRES KENNEDY PICKED LYNDON JOHNSON.
LaVern Isely, Progressive, Overtaxed, independent Middle Class Taxpayer and Public Citizen Member and USAF Veteran